2 cups stock mineral salt the kind ya get @ the feed store in 50lb bags. Mix with 1/2 gallon of water to make the brine. Cut your shad or mooneye and fill a bag then top off bag with brine then freeze. Ya will suffer if ya got a lot of lil cuts lol feel the burn. It toughens up a bait and adds a lil somthen extra, heck bass fisherman have been usen salted plastic baits. So I gave it a try and it works great. Being salt water freezes colder than reg water the bait dont freeze as fast and stays cold longer when ya unthaw it. You might have to set your freezer lower to get em to freeze. I will be tryen this on carp soon just to try somthen dif but carp is tough and bloody if anything just soaken it in the brine might help.